Associate Professor and Associate Director - Political Science; Director - MAIS

Office: 541-737-6281

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 336

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Teaching Resources

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • International Political Economy
  • Latin American Politics
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS)

Curriculum Vitae


Brief Vita


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1997
  • M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • B.A., Political Science, University of New Mexico, 1988


  • 2008-Present, Assistant Professor, (Tenure-track appointment), Political Science
  • 2006-Present, Director, MAIS Program
  • 2002-2010, Internship Director, Political Science
  • 2001-2008, Assistant Professor (Fixed-term, non tenure-track appointment), Political Science


  • 2001-2010, Consultant, Think Energy, Inc.
  • 2000-2001, Advisor on Trade and Environment, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 1998-2000, Special Assistant, U.S. Office of Management and Budget


  • "Ethanol." From: Steel, ed., Issues and Controversies in Science and Politics, CQ Press, Forthcoming 2014.
  • Wang and Bernell, "Environmental Disclosure in China: The Case of the Green Securities Policy," Journal of Environment and Development, December 2013.
  • Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba, Routledge, 2011.
  • Readings in American Foreign Policy, Longman Publishers, 2008.
  • “Candidates Need to Address Issue of Indebtedness,” Statesman Journal, March 2008.
  • “Risking a Green Power Outage,” Public Utilities Fortnightly, October 2005.
  • Oregon Scenic Waterways:  A Review and Assessment,” A Report for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, 2002.
  • “The Curious Case of Cuba in American Foreign Policy,” Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Summer 1994.


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David Bernell is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. His research and teaching focus on US energy policy, international relations, and US foreign policy. He is the author of the books The Energy Security Dilemma: US Policy and Practice, and Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba. Prior to coming to OSU, he served as a political appointee in the Clinton Administration with the US Office of Management and Budget, and with the US Department of the Interior.

Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy